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We need your help to ensure the new administration continues to replace animal testing.

Over the past several years, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has made great strides in avoiding and replacing animal testing requirements for assessing the safety of chemicals and pesticides. It has created new programs like the ToxCast Program, which uses multiple in vitro methods instead of animals to predict the toxicity of chemicals, and changed its pesticide testing requirements, saving more than 100,000 animals. It works directly with the Physicians Committee to hold workshops and adopt policies which will soon replace the cruel Lethal Dose 50 test.

Unfortunately, with the upcoming change in administration due to the election of a new president, all this progress could be in jeopardy. Please write to EPA leadership asking for the adoption of a policy requiring alternative test methods.

Much of the recent progress EPA has made is due to the leadership of the Assistant Administrator of the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, James Jones. But Mr. Jones is leaving the EPA—and we don’t know whether his permanent replacement will continue this work. It’s crucial that EPA adopt a policy to require pesticide companies to use nonanimal methods wherever possible.

This will ensure continued investment in the development and acceptance of nonanimal methods and prevent millions of animals being killed in painful chemical tests.

Please write to Mr. Jones and thank him for his leadership. Then ask him to prevent animal testing by requiring nonanimal test methods wherever possible.

After contacting EPA, please forward this message to your friends.

Thank you for your help and compassion.


Aryenish Birdie

Aryenish Birdie

Aryenish Birdie, M.A.
Research Outreach and Legislative Policy Manager

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